Friday, June 29, 2012

Festive Friday #25 - Sketch Challenge

Well it's time again for another Festive Friday. Nicole has given us a sketch to work with this week.

Here's my take on it:

I went clean and simple for this one and a non-traditional colour palette. I used elegant eggplant, old olive and whisper white. The background panel is embossed with the perfect polka dots EB folder, I then added a strip of old olive dsp. I used the pine tree from 'trendy trees' which was stamped in old olive and crumb cake. The sentiment is from 'best yet' and also stamped in old olive. I then punched the trees out with my 1 1/4" circle punch and matted them onto a 1 3/8" circle of silver glimmer paper. The sentiment is also punched out with the 1 1/4" circle punch and was layered on to a scallop circle. I love this card and it would be an easy one to mass produce. 

To join in, go past Nicole's blog and link your creation by clicking on to the little frog and while your there check out the other great creations from the design team.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Festive Friday #24 - Fabric

Good morning! Today I'm filling in for this weeks Festive Friday. The challenge is to use fabric in your Christmas creation. I decided to go non-traditional colours and used cherry cobbler, basic black and very vanilla.

I used the fabric from the timeless portrait to create my butterfly (I used an adhesive sheet to stick the fabric to my card) Then I added a cherry cobbler butterfly cut from the beautiful wings embosslit. I pulled out my new framelits dies-how awesome are these?! to create a mat for the butterfly sit on. Then I embossed the very vanilla panel with the perfect polka dot EB folder and tied some cherry cobbler seam binding. I added my sentiment from curly cute and stamped it in staz on, as I find it gives a better 'black' finish.

So now over to you, go past Nicole's blog and see the other great creations from the other design team members and why not join in?

Thanks for looking

Sunday, June 17, 2012

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Good morning! I was honoured once again to be offered a spot on Sunny Challenges & Creations as a weekly guest designer. The challenge that is set is to use the sketch and ribbon.

Here's the sketch:

And here is what I came up with:

For my colours I used crumb cake, not quite navy, bashful blue and very vanilla. The flowers from  'field flowers', which have been two stepped stamped with bashful blue and not quite navy and old olive for the stem. The ribbon is very vanilla seam binding, which I have ruffled - seam binding works great for this effect. I have used some retired bella bleu dsp (I think this is my all time favourite dsp, which I have only just started to cut into, as I was hoarding it for a rainy day :) The crumb cake background panel is embossed with the perfect polka dot EB folder. 

So now go past Sunny Challenges and check out the other amazing creations from the design team and link up your creation.

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Festive Friday #23 - Inspiration Photo

Hello! It's time again for another Festive Friday. Nicole has given us a photo to inspire us:

Here's my take on the photo:

I loved the garland around the mirror and I tried to stay true to the layout of the photo. I also picked up some colour from the red on the packaging. The garland was made by using my owl punch to create the different sized circles of glimmer paper, I then stuck them onto some crochet twine. The 'merry' is done by using my 'timeless type alphabet' in basic grey, the presents are made from 3.5 cm squares of glimmer paper, then layered with 1 1/4 square punch in bashful blue dsp and popped up on dimensionals. I used cherry cobbler for the pop of colour. To create the 'bows' I punched out a heart with my owl punch, then punched it again with the heart to heart punch. I stuck them all together and finished them off with a rhinestone.

Feeling inspired? Swing by Nicole's blog and check out the other amazing creations by the design team and join in on the fun.

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Elegant Three

Hello! I'm popping by to show you a few cards I made a while ago. They are quite a collaboration of different companies products. For all of them, the base and lacy circle are elegant eggplant, the dsp is bella bleu, the leaves are in old olive and punched out with the bird punch and the flowers are punched out with the boho blossom punch all Stampin up. The gold and white shimmer card is from Cristina Re, the cream card is from Artee, the pearls are from Kaiser Craft and the butterfly is from Martha Stewart. The lacy circle is from nestabilities.

The sentiment is from Stampin Up's 'On your Birthday' 

 The sentiment is from Verve stamps plain jane collection

This sentiment is also from Verve stamps plain jane collection

I was definitely on a roll when I made these, and I quite like them all :)

Thanks for looking 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Festive Friday #21 - Colour Challenge

Good morning! We have a great colour challenge for you, for this weeks Festive Friday.

Nicole set the colour of baja breeze, cajun craze, basic grey and either whisper white or very vanilla. Now when I was given this challenge, I sat for a very long time to be 'inspired', then I would think I had an idea and tried it out, only to have it look 'yuck'. Eventually after many pain staking hours I came up with this:

Looking at it now, it looks so simple and doesn't warrant the hours I spent on it! I think these colours together really threw me :)

I used baja breeze for my base and ran a piece of baja breeze through my big shot with the square lattice EB folder. I used cajun craze dsp to create a poinsettia looking flower, by using my blossom petals builder punch. I added a basic grey circle for the middle and highlighted it with my white gel pen. The white mat behind the flower is stamped with 'French Script' in basic grey and is slightly sponged around the edges. The sentiment is from 'Short and Sweet', a little bit of basic grey ribbon and I was done! Whew!

If you feel inspired, go past Nicole's blog and check out all the other great creations from the design team and join in on the fun!

Thanks for looking :)